Mainframe Systems Programmer Salary

The average salary for a Mainframe Systems Programmer is $77,448 per year. A skill in SMP/E is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$52,960 - $115,178
$53K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,448
10%
50%
90%

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$28.49 - $58.49
$50
MEDIAN: $49.65
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,960 - $115,178  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,391  
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$53,672 - $120,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$49.65  
   
Overtime
$53.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,391  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$53,672 - $120,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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Job Description for Mainframe Systems Programmer

Mainframe systems programmers are responsible for implementing and maintaining an organization's server computer, as well as performing updates and routine maintenance on the mainframe computer to prevent problems from arising. Troubleshooting may occasionally be necessary in this position to ensure that no security holes exist in the mainframe system, and tests should be carried out regularly to identify any bugs or other problems.

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Mainframe Systems Programmer Tasks

  • Design, code, evaluate,and test system applications.
  • Provide support and troubleshooting for department or organization.
  • Install, test, and update hardware, software, and operating systems.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mainframe Systems Programmer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Key Stats for Mainframe Systems Programmer

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
39%
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Experience Affects Mainframe Systems Programmer Salaries

▲20%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$80,000

▼9%

▼30%

Skills That Affect Mainframe Systems Programmer Salaries

SMP/E
▲23%

National Average
$80,000

MVS
▼1%

IBM DB2
▼3%

JCL
▼4%

▼4%

COBOL
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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